OvalEdge enables your analysts to be entirely self-sufficient. You don’t need any programming skills to use this all-in-one data toolset (data catalog, ETL, and collaboration).
Q. What infrastructure do I need to use OvalEdge?
A. You need at least a 6-node data lake. It can be a Hadoop or cloud-based lake.
Q. Can OvalEdge help us build the data lake?
A. Yes. We can build a 6-node data lake for $1000/month (Processing is extra) and get your company ready to build insights in less than one week.
Q. Can OvalEdge work with an existing data lake?
A. Yes. OvalEdge supports both – a Hadoop data lake, provided by Cloudera, Hortonworks & MapR and cloud-based lakes provided by AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.
Q. Can OvalEdge can speed up the ROI on a data lake implementation?
A. Yes. With our tools, you can generate insights within days.
Q. Can OvalEdge jump-start the data lake implementation?
A. Yes. With OvalEdge’s self-service tools, analysts can ingest the data, understand it, and transform it into insights, almost immediately.
Q. How does OvalEdge categorize and identify data in its data catalog?
A. To categorize data, OvalEdge uses proprietary algorithms, based on Google’s page rank algorithm.
Q. How can my data analysts find data when they don’t know exactly what they are looking for?
A. OvalEdge uses natural search technology so analysts just have to describe what they are looking for, in everyday words.
Q. How does OvalEdge add additional data streams and data sets?
A. Analysts can add any data stream, in any format, using the GUI’s self-service tools
Q. Will I have to buy separate ETL tools?
A. No, OvalEdge has embedded drop-down tools to extract, transform and load the data.
Q. Can I use my existing ETL and visualization tools with OvalEdge’s data catalog?
A. Yes. We provide APIs for the data catalog to allow you to use your existing tools.
Q. How does OvalEdges’ included visualization tools compare to competitors?
A. OvalEdge has some basic visualization capabilities to showcase raw data. However, you can use Tableau, QlikView, and others to do visualization. It’s an easy export to just about any data format.
Q. What type of training does OvalEdge provide?
A. OvalEdge provides in-house training, based on customers’ needs.
Q. How long does it take to get up to speed on the OvalEdge tool?
A. Training is usually 1-2 days.
Q. What types of skills does an analyst need to use OvalEdge?
A. Anyone skilled in Excel should be able to use OvalEdge. No need to understand technical programming or SQL.
Q. What type of security does OvalEdge provide?
A. OvalEdge has role-based security. Admins can establish what data is off-limits to its users. It can also restrict the visibility of columns in tables to certain user (although the column may still be used for joins, even if it’s masked)
Deposit all kinds of data into the data lake
Use the smart-catalog to find any data you want
Only the right eyes see the data
Explore data through relationships
Use drag and drop tools to join, clean, and combine data
Monitor the data pipeline and its workflow